New YorkDance, HIIT
Bari Studio has its fanatics and we totally get it – this buzzy studio has a cozy, hygge feel and offers a very hard trampoline-based workout. We’ll have to keep trying it out to get the choreography down!
This class was HARD! We started off with some choreographed dance moves that were familiar to us from other cardio dance classes: grapevines, jumping jacks, kicks, punches and running in place. We steadily built up to a combination that was about 8 different moves and 45 seconds long and definitely got our heart rate up! After 25 minutes of this sweaty dance session, we transitioned onto mini trampolines, where we also built up to an 8 move combination. It was incredibly tiring and we kept hoping for a quick water break between songs. Instead, every few songs, we’d step off and do a few bicep curl and tricep extension compound moves. This was helpful for toning but difficult for catching a breath! We spent the whole class sweating and breathing hard and were exhausted by the ab work and cool down that we got to in the last five minutes of the class.
Aly was very enthusiastic and demonstrated the moves for both the dance section and the trampoline section admirably. We loved her attitude before class and appreciated her commitment to the workout. It was a little difficult to hear her over her music, which we would describe as techno; at times, we found this music choice a little distracting. We also wish the lights were on in the studio so we could better emulate her form. We’d love a chance to work with Aly again.
The Bari studio is incredibly cozy and posh all at once. The studio is tucked away on a side street in TriBeCa, surrounded by nice townhouses and New York University law school buildings. When we walked in, we were greeted by an incredibly welcoming crew at the front desk, and the scent of tropical candles, which were placed all over the studio’s waiting area. The warm white walls with tropical print accents also helped provide a relaxing and vaguely exotic spa atmosphere. There is one shower available but not much competition to use it, with several other changing rooms for use, and the toiletries are high quality as well (Malin + Goetz). Our one concern about the studio (which has awesome palm tree print walls) is that it is VERY dark once class starts. That, plus the subpar sound system, made it a little hard to see and hear what was going on.
23 Leonard Street New York, NY 10013 Tribeca HIIT $$$$
Bari Studio Tribeca
Tribeca Dance, HIIT $$$$
23 Leonard Street New York, NY 10013
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